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will show you the celebration in a moment, but all eyes remain on president obama and his planned strategy for the war overseas. the troops in afghanistan are enjoying their thanksgiving dinner as their families wonder what the future holds for them. here is charlie d'agata. >> reporter: cooks serve up a little slice of home for american troops thousands of miles from theirs. soldiers in baghdad were treated with a feast with all the trimmings. >> it is close to what you could get at home. >> reporter: they were served with turkey and stuffing and pumpkin pie. in the weekly radio address, president obama thanked the forces and their families for their sacrifice. >> we keep in our thoughts and prayers, the many families who mark the celebration with an empty seat who is stationed in harm's way. >> reporter: even more forces may be headed for harm's way. on tuesday, the president will unveil a new strategy that is expected to send 30,000 more troops to afghanistan. >> we take this day of thanksgiving and we go out and we try to express our appreciation as best we can to the brave soldiers. >
to a toll revenue increase of 45% statewide within two years. >>> president obama has two days left on his 8-day trip to asia. today he's pressing chinese leaders to stop limiting internet access there. here's joel brown. >> reporter: just hours before sitting down with chinese president, president obama suggested that the communist country stop blocking some websites. >> i'm a big supporter of nonsensorship. >> reporter: most of the questions at the meeting with students were polite expressions of government policies. but one chosen from online submissions opened the door for discussion on human rights. the question was should we be able to use twitter freely. facebook and twitter are blocked in china by what's known as the great fire wall. >> i'm a big supporter of not restricting internet use and other technologies. the more open we are, the more we can communicate. >> reporter: but few people saw those comments in china. the forum was only televised locally. free speech in the u.s. means he's faced tough criticism, but it's made him a better leader. he had to strike a balance in china. h
. the obama administration is keeping a close eye on the governor's race. joel brown reports on the story. >> reporter: this off year election day is an early test of president obama's political influence. he campaigned in new jersey for jon corzine. corzine is facing a challenge from chris christie. in virginia, he raised money for the democratic candidate for governor. heading into the day, he is trailing. the white house is watching the race in virginia closely. in recent years, this state has been a toss up. president obama won the state last year, but some analysts believe a gop victory here today could mean trouble for the democratic party. cbs news reporter bob schiffer says it is too soon to read into the results. >> it is not much of an ration of what will happen in the next presidential election. they will give us a snapshot of what is going on right now in two states. >> reporter: still, top white house aides are trying to shield the president from any possible political fallout from the voting. >> i don't think these elections will portend a lot for 2010. >> reporter: the demo
, d.c. >> reporter: one year after being elected, president barack obama is facing a new challenge from the republican minority. the gop rolled to victory in the new jersey and virginia governor'ss governor's race. with the party that sided with democrats last year. >> i think it's a party that has really found a voice again. and we're able to did it with -- do it with good candidates. >> republican bob mcdonnell. >> i pledge to you over the next four years, action and results. >> reporter: and in new jersey, chris christie edged out democratic incumbent jon corzine in a tough battle. >> this election was and is about the future of the state we love, the great state of new jersey. >> republicans say last night's results clearly show voters are not happy with the obama administration. but democrats argue the governor's races were isolated elections that focused on local issues. >> reporter: a democrat did win an open congressional seat in upstate new york in a bizarre race, where a moderate gop candidate withdrew, democrat bill owens captured a seat long held by republicans. >> i t
killing at fort hood will be arraigned. >> afghanistan strategy president obama gets set to announce plans for u.s. troops overseas. >> another quick peak outside your complete first warning forecast coming up >>> the army psychiatrist accused of the mass shooting at fort hood may plead not guilty and give an insanity defense. he opened fire on troops in fort hood and killed 14 people. he remains in intensive care after being shot that same day by police. >> president obama could make a major announcement about troops in afghanistan any day now. according to the white house press secretary he will announce his new afghan strategy soon. they think he will send up to 42,000 forces. >>> governor sanford fell under national scrutiny when he fell out of sight during the summer he is facing state violations. today a state house committee will decide whether to move forward with impreachment proceedings. >> crew of the space shuttle atlantis will undock from the international space station later today. they will spend thanksgiving on solo or bit and get ready to land to earth. they will land frid
of the assets. >>> the pressure is on, president obama. and it's growing this noon. now that afghan's disputed election is settled, the president must decide quickly about a new strategy for the war. >> reporter: hamid karzai will serve another five-year term, as president of afghanistan. that country's election commission declared karzai the winner, after his opponent dropped out of the race. >> i was not participate in the november 7th election. >> reporter: abdullah abdullah and karzai were supposed to face off in a second round of voting voting this coming saturday. but that's been canceled. the original election in august was tarnished by fraud. investigators threw out one- third of karzai's vote, after finding widespread evidence of ballot-box stuffing. when abdullah announced he was dropping out, he said he department didn't think things would be any more fair in the second round. >> reporter: this puts more pressure on the obama administration. >> the president's top advisers say the decision is too important to rush. >> the goal here is to not just make an arith mattic judgment about
the legislation little later today and send it to president obama to sign. without it a million people will be cut off. >> i do believe that things are easing up. things are starting to move. >> reporter: she kept her nose to the ground and started a temporary job that could be permanent. millions of others have not be so lucky. they release the unemployment rate tomorrow and expected to pick up to 9.9%. joel brown, cbs news, washington. >> the number of workers have fallen to the lowest level in ten months, clean up the chesapeake bay, that's the message from the epa to six watershed states including maryland. they detail the expectations to complete the order from president obama. earlier this year, he ored agencies to develop a bay restoration strategy to reduce pollution by 60%. >>> we're seeing no shortage of sunny skies, will the rays stick around or are we in for a few showers? we're live. marty in the out back. it's gorgeous. >> right now it's very, very pleasant. >> let's go to meteorologist tim williams and get the latest on hurricane ida making land fall. >> this is a storm that i
allies. it is expected he will send 35,000 additional troops. >> president obama is gearing up for another big sales job, convincing the american people that tens of thousands more u.s. troops should be sent to afghanistan. >> it is in our strategic interest, in our national security interest to make sure that al-qaeda and its extremist allies cannot operate effectively. >>reporter: for nearly 2.5 months the president labored over a new strategy for the eight-year-old war and now has made up his mind. >> it is my intention to finish the job. >>reporter: he will disclose plans on how he plans to do that in a prime time teach he will give at westpoint new york. president obama is expects had to authorize most of the 40,000 troops his top general in afghanistan asks for, military officials expecting to see around 30,000. right now fewer than one in three americans supports sending more troops to afghanistan. the president not only has to convince the public, but also lawmakers within his own party who are growing more concerned about the price tag. >> the democrats want to challen
again just moments ago. >> reporter: president obama says he's met with the head of the fbi and the investigation is beginning so he cautions anyone from jumping to conclusions and/ored a special tribute to the victims. >> from now until veteran's day, i've ordered the flags at the white house and other federal buildings to be flown at half staff. this is a modest tribute who lost their lives as preparing to risk their lives for their country and recognition of the men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect our safety and up hole our value. >> today designated a day of mourning at fort hood and there will be a ceremony to honor the dead. >> thank you. here's the latest on the shootings at fort hood. 13 people dead, 30 others wounded the gunman is alive and in stable condition. he was transferred to texas from maryland. stay with us for complete coverage of this mass shooting and for more, go to >>> the other big story we are following is the skyrocketing unemployment rate. for the first time since '83 the number has surpassed ten percent.
'm not scared over what he has to say at trial. >> reporter: traveling in asia, president obama tried to ease different fears. he said people giving muhammad the legal rights that come with a civilian trial will not be bothered if he is convicted and sentenced to death. muhammad is expected to be transferred to a new york prison in a couple of weeks. joel brown, wjz eyewitness news. >> even if a trial suspect is acquitted, he would not be released in the united states. >>> and the nor'easter that moved through last year brought tires off shore of the island. that is a result of the wind and rain. a volunteer crew started removing them today. >>> take a live look outside right now. the temperatures have dropped and the skies are pretty blue and we are watching the satellite/radar. we are live with complete first warning weather coverage. marty bass is in the outback. >> it is not bad after all. >> and bernadette woods is in the weather center. >> the sun is coming out and it is nice. we want to show you the first warning doppler radar. it is dry around us. to the west and south, showers are de
into president obama's first state dinner. >> and four members of a family killed at a dinner party, including a 6-year-old girl. join us with these stories and all today's breaking news today at four after dr. phil. >>> and the 5-day for ÑeÑeÑqÑqÑq . >>> welcome back everybody. here's the 5-day forecast. tim. >>> after the rain moves out we go down tonight with clear. the temperatures just around 33 degrees we will call it and tomorrow we will see some sunshine and the sun gives way to clouds ahead of our next storm system, moving in by wednesday into thursday. temperatures stay in the low to mid-50s for that period of time and we start to cool off friday into saturday. but the sun returns yet again. overnight lows getting from as low as 46 on wednesday down to about 28 on friday. back inside. >>> serious. thank you, tim. don't miss tonight's primetime line-up. csi miami followed immediately by eyewitness at 11. >>> and thank you for watching wjz eyewitness news. i'm sally thorner. >>> don scott. >> and i'm bernadette woods. have a great day everybody. see you back here at 4, 5 and 6 and
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